Posts Tagged ‘Film’

ANTICHRIST

September 25, 2009

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Do you enjoy long, depressing and violent films? Me too, especially when Charlotte Gainsbourg is the star. Lars von Trier has reeled me in again with Antichrist, a film about … “A grieving couple who retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.”

His films always have the most amazing cinematography. 3 – 2 – 1 seconds until I mention the word ethereal. Did I mention this film has a (spoiler alert) scene where Charlotte mutilates Willam Dafoe’s genitals. Did I say too much? Stylish films are always a delight and even if this one is bad, it will undoubtedly look beautiful.

Out October 23, watch trailer here

Inspired by ANGER

July 15, 2009

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Film is a medium that has always inspired my sense of style.  For this reason, I am so excited for this weekend’s screening of The Films of Kenneth Anger at Cinespia.  Even better is that he is going to be there in person.  I was devastated when I missed him at the Hammer’s “Occult Month” so here’s my chance to redeem myself.  Maybe he’ll even induct me into the O.T.O.

These are some of Anger’s images that I found particularly inspiring while digging around for some clips.  I think I might have spotted that sequence coat at Balmain and that cage on Lady Gaga recently.  Maybe I’ll see you there this Sunday?  Here’s some info to further entice you:

Beautiful, erotic, phantasmagoric, the films of Kenneth Anger are a national treasure. Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Marianne Faithfull, Anton Lavey, and a  parade of other 60s luminaries collaborate on this collection of short films . They range from rich mystcal imagery and visual essays of psychedelic color to insider documentary footage of bikers and a glittering love letter to early black and white film. Please join us under the stars for this very special screening with one of our most legendary filmmakers.

Cinespia should have included the word occult somewhere in that description but I’ll let it slide.  Erotic? Satanic? Under the stars in a cemetary? You can count me in!

Grey Gardens at LACMA / See you there

December 30, 2008

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Anyone who truly knows me can say that Grey Gardens is my favorite film of all time.  Documentaries have always been my cup of tea and the minute I saw Little Edie Beale and her costume of the day, I was in love.  That is why I am completely overjoyed that LACMA is presenting Grey Gardens on the big screen, followed by a Q&A with Liz Goldwyn and Albert Maysles, followed by a book signing.

Albert Maysles will be introducing the film, and I am so excited to meet one of the brothers who made this gem I admire tremendously.  There are still tickets available.  Visit LACMA and mark January 11, 2009 [1pm] on your calendars.

French New Wave

November 10, 2008

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There was a fabulous article written in The New York Times Style Magazine a few weeks back that seemed to go under the radar.  They say French New Wave and the Fashion Intel says oh-la-la.

The feature spotlights France’s First Lady Madame Sarkozy and also includes my major crush VINCENT CASSEL, CLÉMENCE POÉSY, and the sexy  LUDIVINE SAGNIER.  Eva Green is also one of the French starlets featured and I would just kill for her leopard coat.  Check out the French film Entre les Murs [The Class] while you’re at it.

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October 2, 2008

Kate Winslet as Vivienne Westwood? That’s what rumors are saying.  Your thoughts?

Une Vieille Maîtresse

June 30, 2008

Bonjour mis amies! Summer is such a fabulous season, as it allows me to enjoy activities I might not otherwise indulge in while at university. Watching films is in the top tier of things I like to do, so I was absolutely thrilled knowing that my favorite director (EVER) had her film coming to America this summer. Even better was the fact that IFC not only released it in theaters, but we could buy it on our cable and watch it in the comfort of our own home. Tres bien.

Une Vieille Maîtresse, or The Last Mistress, comes recommended by the Fashion INTEL. If you enjoy period pieces with great fashion and explicit sex, then this is right up your alley. For those of you who also enjoy the films de Catherine Breillat, I’d like to warn you that this film does not have the existential pornography/inward thinking as most of her films do. In fact, I would call this her mainstream attempt. Nonetheless, it is worth your time, especially if you love lengthy dialogue and little action. Pas mal?

Asia Argento fit perfectly in this role – her look was dark and intriguing, just as some would describe her outside of film. Playing a Spanish/Italian mistress who was born illegitimately to a matador and an aristocrat, she is slothed in lots of gold, black, and lace, with always a hint of red. Here are some modern ideas you can apply to making yourself a bit more saucy this summer.

from Top to Bottom: Red Rose Silk Flower Hair Clip/$7, Marc by Marc Jacobs Mia Lace Dress/$238.80, Forever 21 Filligree Crescent Earrings $4.80, Micheal Kors Metallic Bateau Tunic $867.65, Forever 21 Lyselle Bra $8.80

Watch the trailer: Warning, NWS

Fashion Doppelgänger: Marc Jacobs & Sweater

June 4, 2008

I’ve been holding on to this gem for awhile.

SATC Fashion

June 2, 2008

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If there was ever a movie that inspired capitalism, Sex and the City would take the cake. Drama, acting, and plot aside, I went to see this movie to witness the hit/miss greatness of Patricia Field. I cast aside the reality that on these women’s salaries this fashion is absolutely impossible, and at times ridiculous, but I could not stop watching. In fact, I felt like I was watching a magazine for the 2 1/2 hours Carrie and the “girls” were on screen.

The only spoilers you’ll find here are fashion ones. Can you say belts? There are about 1 million spotted in this film! I’ve never seen such decorated waists. I don’t think it is possible to have more belts that shoes, but it sure appeared that way.

Since Carrie is master of la chaussure, here are three that will you give you her look, two actually from the film. And lets not neglect that Eiffel Tower purse.

From L to R: Steve Madden MADALYNN $109.95 (good luck Getting the DIOR’s these are modeled after!), Jimmy Choo Atlas Patent Sandal $750, Proenza Schouler Metallic Strappy Sandal $685

Irina on Marc

May 7, 2008

In February I caught the premiere of Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton on the Sundance Channel and absolutely loved it! I know Marc has been going through a tough time in the media lately, so please rent this film to rekindle the love you should have never abandoned. Here is one of my favorite moments from the film. Enjoy Irina Lazareanu’s musing on Marc.

P.S. We have another interesting clip from the film, but it can wait for another day.

Fashion Forecast: Savage Grace

May 7, 2008

To most fashionistas, May 30th marks only one thing – the movie premier of Sex and the City. I am excited as the rest of you to see what Pat Field has conjured up for those lovely ladies, but I am equally excited to see how strong the fashion in Savage Grace will be. Watching the trailer puts my suspicions of fashion brilliance to rest because costume designer Gabriela Salaverri has chosen to dress Julianne Moore in some remarkable pieces. Emilio Pucci? Yes, please. Bakelite jewelry? Check!

Julianne Moore is not to be missed as Barbara Baekeland. While we can enjoy Carrie and the ladies of SATC, we can also indulge in a bit of reality watching the life of a fabulously accessorized jet setter become manically depressed. That is a film definitely for the fashion intelligentsia.